TeachersFirst's Elementary School Brain Twisters

Week of November 27, 2023

1.On December 6 children around Europe put out stockings, shoes, or boots to be filled with candy. This is to celebrate which Saint?

• Saint Peter
• Saint Fabius
• Saint Nicholas
• Saint Patrick
• Saint Christopher

2.The least common multiple of 2, 3, and 4 is:

• Greater than the product of 6 and 4
• Greater than the difference of 43 and 21
• Less than the product of 3 and 6
• Less than the sum of 18 and 5
• Less than the product of 2 and 7

3.Hanukkah is known as the Jewish:

• Version of Christmas
• Festival of lights
• Celebration of the messiah
• High Holy Day
• Sabbath

4.In December the northern hemisphere experiences:

• The vernal equinox
• The annual lunar eclipse
• The autumnal equinox
• The winter solstice
• The beginning of spring

5.The candles on Rachel's menorah burn only 6 hours. If she kept her menorah lit for 3 hours each night, how many candles did she need to buy to keep her menorah properly lit for all 7 nights of Hanukkah?

• 9
• 11
• 7
• 21
• 16

6.John, Mary and Susie are each more than one decade and less than two decades old. The sum of their ages is 41. Susie is one and a half times Mary's age. Mary is one year older than John. John is seven years younger than Susie. How old is Susie?

• 18
• 13
• 11
• 15
• 12

7.A synonym for the word "harmony" is:

• disagreement
• confusion
• dissonance
• noise
• agreement

8.Janice has \$14. Leilani has \$15. They put their money together to buy a toy that costs \$21.14. How much change did they have left after buying the toy?

• \$4.57
• \$8.23
• \$3.29
• \$6.95
• \$7.86

9.Which sentence is correct?

• My mother has to wrap all are presents.
• I buyed a toy truck for my little brother.
• There's only 33 days until Christmas.
• He said he wanted a fire truck for Christmas.
• I got to hide it so he won't find it.

10.Which city is most likely to have a white Christmas?

• New Orleans
• Santa Fe
• Tacoma
• Detroit
• Ft. Lauderdale

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